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BSc Sociology (Applied Quantitative Research)

University of Essex

Investigate social phenomena through the eyes of a scientist. Use statistical analysis to answer difficult social questions. Learn how patterns in human societies can be used to predict social trends. On this course you explore why individuals, groups, and cultures are the way they are whilst applying scientific methods and tools to examine the important questions that surround human society.

At Essex we explore what connects people with each other, as well as what divides them. We consider every aspect of our daily lives, from how we relate to politicians, celebrities and friends, to how we behave in similar or different ways to those who share our experiences and social location. You study topics including:

  • Digital media and its impact on society
  • The sociological methods used to carry out empirical research
  • Religion and society
  • Using quantitative analysis from basic statistics to big data – in order to answer difficult questions
  • Inequalities in society based on race, class, gender or religion.

You receive training in social research methods with an emphasis on quantitative data and analysis. You will also complete a supervised dissertation on the topic that most inspires you, encouraging you to think scientifically, enhancing your ability to understand and use data, and connect with live issues and debates, preparing you for your graduate career.

We are 2nd in UK for research power in sociology (Times Higher Education research power measure, Research Excellence Framework 2021) and ranked 9th in the UK for Sociology in the QS World University Rankings by Subject (2022).

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Requirements

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3 years

Duration

Oct 2024

Start Month

Sep 2024

Application Deadline

Upcoming Intakes

  • October 2024
  • October 2025

Mode of Study

  • Full Time